This diary is about my fundraising effort for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, but if you know me, you know that I usually use music in these diaries, so: there has been a lot of “us” and “them” lately. “We” are good and pure, “they” are awful. This is not true. Neither statement is true. We are here to elect more & better Democrats — because we believe they will do better for our country & our world. We want things to get better — we know things can get better. Please, can we be good to each other? The best thing about the AIDS Ride is that it is a day of the way you wish the world was. People help each other, people cheer each other on, push each other up hills…. It is just beautiful. I want to live in that world.
The Hill Country Ride for AIDS raises money for local organizations that serve people with HIV & AIDS. I’ve done it every year it has existed. Never done every mile, but I’m there every year. Because helping my neighbors makes my life better, too. The cause is, of course, a fantastic one; but the Ride itself is wonderful & beautiful – it is one day of the way we wish the world was.
And if you know me, you know that I’m just somewhat of a U2 fan. Just a little bit. And my beautiful boys, without knowing anything of the Ride, have captured it perfectly:
There is no them, there’s only us
We’re not separate from each other — the people who these agencies serve, they’re us. And there is no “them” to do the helping, there’s only us. Really, truly, if we don’t help, there is no help. And making the lives of people with AIDS better really does make our lives better. Please donate at my Hill Country Ride page, and let’s do some helping.
and of course, I need the song
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